Access to the Archive

UCSD students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public may access The Visual History Archive at any UCSD Library public workstation or any other physically networked computer on campus. If using library Infostations, select Internet Explorer as your browser for viewing actual testimony. (Firefox can be used for searching but not viewing.) UCSD affiliates may also access the Archive through laptops using the UCSD-protected wireless network, but this is less reliable for viewing the actual videos.

For our public workstations, headphones will be necessary. Bring your own or, if a UCSD student, staff or faculty, you may also check one out from the Arts Library service desk (first floor, west wing).  If you are using the The Archive for the first time, you will need to register for your own free account. Please include your email address when prompted during registration.

Currently enrolled UCSD students (as well as faculty and staff) may also search the The Archive from off campus, but will need to verify their UCSD status. To do this, you will need to use the Proxy Server or download and install a piece of software called VPN (Virtual Private Network), and then logon with your UCSD mailname and password.  You may then search The Archive, view detailed information about the testimonies, and request video. Unfortunately, current technology doesn't allow you to view the actual testimony from off-campus.

Visual History Archive (Shoah Testimonies)